Running Clinics

 2nd Annual Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5k + FREE Training Clinics

October 22, 2017

Half Marathon: Start time is 9:00AM

5k: Start time is 9:30AM

Registration Rates:

Half Marathon: $65 when registering before August 1st.

5K: $30 when registering before August 1st.

50/50 Members, use coupon code RUNLOCAL to save $5 off of your registration!


We know that a lot more goes into running a half marathon than just showing up on race day. We are here to support you along the way so that you are ready to crush your goals and have a great time on race day. Thanks to our complimentary running clinics, we’ve got all the bases covered, so you can hit the ground running.

All of the clinics meet at the 50/50 Satellite Gym – 226 Russell Street (Across from Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters)

Here are some of the topics we will cover during the clinics:

  • Water consumption and how to effectively manage hydration levels.
  • Dynamic versus static stretching, before and after a run.
  • Interval training and the underlying benefits.
  • Endurance training and how to progress into a “runner”.
  • Preventing and dealing with injuries.
  • Stride and strike and other stride related mechanics.
  • Breathing techniques
  • Eating before, during, and after workouts.
Date Description Distance Time Location
8/3/17 This group run at a conversational pace will be a fun introduction to half marathon training. We will discuss the training building blocks and will learn how to adjust training intensity. 4 miles 6:30 PM Satellite Location
8/17/17 We will speed things up with a tempo run. We will discuss how to find the right intensity for a beneficial tempo pace. Runs like this are a key factor toward building the fitness to sustain speed at long distances. 4 miles 6:30 PM Satellite Location
8/23/17 Speed intervals are critical if you want to get faster. We will discuss how to incorporate them into your training before we head out for a 4 mile run with some intervals. 4 miles 6:30 PM Satellite Location
9/7/17 The Happy Valley Half Marathon has a hill or two. We will talk about how to run up hills before heading out to take on a hilly run. 5 miles 6:30 PM Satellite Location
9/21/17 Long runs are one of the most important building blocks in endurance training. We will help you find the right pace and intensity before we put it to the test on a 6 mile long run. 6 miles 6:30 PM Satellite Location
10/5/17 This will be our last check in before race day. We will test our fitness with an 8 mile long run at our target half marathon pace. 8 miles 6:30 PM Satellite Location